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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63

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  1. Aug 28, 2014
    10
    Robin Williams' portrayal of Mrs. Doubtfire is one of the greatest comedic performances since the beginning of film. The film brings you through the laughs and the cries of a dysfunctional family--hitting home with each punch. It's magic!
  2. chw
    Aug 5, 2014
    10
    Mrs. Doubtfire was actually a great movie. Don't listen to the critics when it comes to this, they don't know what they're talking about. They say it's inappropriate for children even though it's aimed for children, but the children wouldn't understand the inappropriate content.
  3. Jun 17, 2013
    9
    Simplemente una buena comedia para ver en familia. En conclusion una buena pelicula. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  4. Mar 25, 2013
    9
    Robin Williams leads an exceptional cast for this hilarious comedy about a divorced father desperate to spend more time with his children to the point where he is willing to dress up as a sixty-year-old nanny.
  5. Mar 4, 2013
    10
    Robin Williams plays a 60 year old nanny with a soft Scottish accent. There's literally no words to describe this. I'll just um give it a 10.
  6. Feb 23, 2013
    9
    When you think of the name Robin Williams, movies like this come to mind, because without him, a film like this would never be on the radar. Williams is classically funny in a way that no one else is and he shows again in Mrs. Doubtfire. Separated from his children in a divorce, he needs a way to see his kids every day, and the idea of Mrs. Doubtfire is born. The cast is a mix of veteran comedy actors and young kids and they all do a phenomenal job. Williams of course is genius and makes the film, in a role that is clearly written for him. On the surface it seems like a kids movie, but it's not. There is a lot there for everyone and even thou it's only a PG film, it is genuinely funny. Expand
  7. Dec 29, 2012
    10
    This is an incredibly heartwarming movie, you will absolutely fall in love with the heartwarming grandmother, I am absoulutely amazed at anyone who has not completely fallen in love with this film has surely no heart. It's the perfect film to just put a warm smile on your face.

    Robin gave us a family member, you will absolutely fall in love with his "Mrs Doubtfire" character.
  8. May 6, 2012
    10
    Don't know how I ever went so long without writing a review of this movie. Robin Williams is in top form as Daniel, a man whose wife asks for a divorce, leaving him with no chance to see his kids without supervision from the court. Thankfully, he finds out that his ex-wife Miranda, played by Sally Field, is advertising for a housekeeper. Seeing an opportunity, he, along with his brother Frank, and Frank's lover Jack, creates the character of Mrs. Doubtfire. Watching Daniel try to keep his true identity hidden is a scream! I don't think anyone could have played the role of Mrs. Doubtfire any better than Robin Williams. Expand
  9. Mar 23, 2012
    9
    I love this movie, Best movie Robin williams has ever made and the supporting cast is wonderful, particuarly Sally field. It's as Hilarious as it is sad, why more movies be like this, if your parents have gone through a bitter divorce then this film is instantly relatable. It's got the Robin Williams humour we all know and love and it's always re-watchable. it's brilliant!
  10. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    It is a beautiful film. With a perfect blend of comedy and heartwarming moments, its a winner. This is one of those movies that will change your life when you see it.
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. 80
    And you will laugh till your ribs ache -- not because director Chris Columbus of the "Home Alone" movies has a gift for farce, which he does, but because Williams is to funny what the Energizer Bunny is to batteries. He keeps going and going and going.
  2. The movie's biggest challenge, one that it does not exactly meet, is to persuade the audience that this husband and father's escapade is somehow an act of love.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Faires
    30
    It's just raw, uncoated stupidity that sticks in your throat.